There’s still time to register for the 2016 ODA Annual Session

hands-on CE courses

The 2016 ODA Annual Session will feature a variety of hands-on CE courses and courses for the entire dental team. Annual Session will be Sept. 15-18, and there’s still time to register!

The 2016 ODA Annual Session – Celebrating our past, building our future – is just around the corner, and there’s still time to register. This year’s ODA Annual Session will be the main event celebrating the ODA’s 150th anniversary and will be Sept. 15-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

There are several ways to register for Annual Session:

  • Online at
  • Use the registration form provided in the ODA Annual Session preview program that was mailed out in June. Once completed, the form can be faxed to the number on the form.
  • On-site at Annual Session – but be aware that the on-site registration fee is higher, so it is recommended that attendees register before Sept. 15 and then can continue adding courses on-site at Annual Session.

Annual Session offers many opportunities for the entire dental team, including an expansive Exhibit Hall, hands-on continuing education courses, unique special events and more.

This year’s Annual Session has a strong lineup of speakers covering a variety of topics for the entire dental team, including hands-on courses. Topics will include practice management, restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, motivational speakers, mouth guards, lasers, digital impressions, perinatal and infant oral care, how cellular communication impacts oral health, implants, adhesion, the immune system, practice marketing, billing and coding, oral lesions, biomimetic dentistry, antibiotic prophylaxis and more.

This year’s speakers include: Dr. Gordon Christensen; Dr. Rella Christensen; The Madow Brothers; Dr. Joyce Bassett; Dr. Alan Atlas; Dr. Hugh Flax; Dr. Jeff Carter; Dr. Jack Griffin; Betsy Reynolds, RDH; and Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD.

Annual Session also will feature one of the largest Exhibit Halls in the area, where attendees can comparison shop and speak to knowledgeable sales reps who can answer questions about their products. The Exhibit Hall will contain more than 200 booths. An interactive online floor plan is available at, where attendees can search for products and companies and locate their booths.

A free Exhibits Only Pass will again be offered on Saturday, Sept. 17. Registering for this category allows attendees to only shop the Exhibit Hall. This will give attendees an opportunity to shop the hall and check out the meeting without having to pay registration fees if they do not plan to attend any CE courses.

In addition to the lineup of speakers and opportunities to shop in the Exhibit Hall, Annual Session will also feature special events for attendees, including a new dentist reception for dentists in practice for 10 years or less on Sept. 15, and The Bash! for all attendees on Sept. 16.

In honor of the ODA’s 150th Anniversary, the ODA Annual Session will feature a special event to celebrate all that the ODA represents and stands for – dentists and their teams. Celebrate! is Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Union Station Ballroom B at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. A DJ will be playing great music and a cash bar will be available. This event is free with registration.

The ODA’s 150th Anniversary Gala and Award Celebration will be the premiere event celebrating the ODA’s 150th anniversary. The event will be from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Register with Event Code E94.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, CE courses, speaker bios and more, visit

Attendees planning to register on-site should arrive at least one hour before their first course and should have alternative courses in mind in case first choices are sold out. Attendees should also be aware that on-site registration fees are higher than registering in advance. Register online at or by fax to (678) 341-3086.

On-site registration hours

  • Thursday, Sept. 15 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 16 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 18 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Or register online at!

Download the 2016 ODA Annual Session app!

  • The Annual Session app includes:
  • A full schedule of events
  • CE course list and descriptions
  • Speaker bios
  • Exhibitor list
  • Show specials from exhibitors
  • Maps
  • Information about things to do around Columbus
  • Directory of nearby restaurants
  • Log in for your personalized schedule
  • Download CE slips
  • Alerts with important updates
  • And more!

Search for “2016 ODA Annual Session” on Google Play and the Apple App store to download the app!